Tuesday, June 30, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 30, 2009) -- For over four years, Liberadio(!) with Mary Mancini and Freddie O'Connell has broadcast on Vanderbilt University's WRVU 91.1 FM for two hours, one day per week. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the popular talk radio show will expand to include an additional live hour every Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 am (CT) on BlogTalkRadio.
BlogTalkRadio launched in August 2006 and is a web-based social radio network which will enable Liberadio(!) to host a live, call-in talk show every weekday. Shows stream live directly from the Liberadio(!) Blog Talk Radio web page (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/liberadio) and, when finished, are archived automatically and made available at Liberadio.com, iTunes, and other RSS feed readers. More than 1.9 million listeners tuned into BlogTalkRadio in December.
"After every Monday morning show on WRVU, there is still so much to talk about," says Liberadio(!) senior producer and co-host, Mary Mancini, "We look forward to continuing the conversation with our listeners and special guests every weekday."
Liberadio(!) on BlogTalkRadio will debut Wednesday, July 1, with local election integrity activist Bernie Ellis, who was recently investigated for making "terrorist threats" by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at the behest of the Secretary of State.
Upcoming guests also include P.J Tobia, a journalist based in Afghanistan; Betsy Phillips, author of the blog Tiny Cat Pants, contributor to the Nashville Scene's blog, Pith in the Wind, and upcoming guest blogger at Feministe; Nashville Metro Councillady Emily Evans; Teddy Bart, author and Beyond Reason host; Steve Scarborough, environmental activist and proprietor of RoaneViews.com; and Bob Moser, author of "Blue Dixie: Awakening The South's Democratic Majority."
"Since the terrestrial radio landscape for commercial talk is almost all conservative all the time in our local market," says producer and co-host, Freddie O'Connell. "It's been important for us to embrace the Web and online media. This is just one more step in our "Screw You Guys, We're Doing It Ourselves" business model.
To listen to the Liberadio(!) on BlogTalkRadio, go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/liberadio every Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 am (CT). To call-in and join the conversation, dial (347) 677-0660.
Since Mary Mancini & Freddie O'Connell began broadcasting together in 2004, they have been voted one of Nashville's "Best Radio Personalities" in the Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville Readers’ Poll three times. In April of this year, they were named to Talkers Magazine's "Frontier Fifty," a list of 50 talk radio acts that best represent "the important pioneering work taking place in the burgeoning world of internet talk media." For more information, please contact us at 615-480-4678 or visit the website at www.liberadio.com.
Monday, June 29, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Yeah, that's how my mind has been going, or I wouldn't be up at 1:30 in the freaking morning. OK, this CA piece got me to thinking, so follow along with me.
Let's just say for shits and giggles, that we have a special City election on October 8 (just inside the 90-day limit to pick a new mayor after a vacancy) and that County Mayor AC Wharton wins. (Myron, Carol, James Harvey - put those frowns away, this is speculative, just play along with me!) Well, he can't hold two seats at once, can he? So, he's got to resign as County Mayor, creating a vacancy.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This day is too much for me.
City Council chairman Myron Lowery, who would be notified about a potential mayoral resignation, said a few minutes ago that he did not know about the press conference and that he hasn’t talked with Herenton today.
Go here. Memphis' finest REAL country band plays at Memphis Mary's tonight at 345 Madison. Go out and hear the real thing, people, it doesn't get any better than this.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
UPDATE: 12:11pm - Blue Collar Muse identifies the staffer who sent the email as Blake Graves, but the Tennessee Legislature website does not list a Blake Graves as an employee of the state.
UPDATE: In comments at PP: Roger Abramson has outed Mr. Graves as an intern.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
WAY TO GO DEMS!!! You're going to vote for war funding ALL BY YOURSELF!!!
Two more votes...we bought it.
218 votes for war funding. Yeah. It's a Democratic war now.
Yeah, I'm not thrilled. I'd like to hear why he voted for this, it's not how he should have. However, while I'm disappointed, he's still by far a hell of a lot better than the alternative.
Now, then, on other matters. Some of you may read that last linked article and harumph and say, I'm not going to the Picnic. That would be ridiculous, because it is a hell of a party, it's free food and drink, and it's lots and lots of Democrats. Sidney welcomes all, and makes all feel welcome, I have only missed one since he started, and I wouldn't think of missing this.So you ask, well, is there anything I could do this Saturday? Sure there is. 1) go to the Picnic, 2) go to PrideFest later in the day. Oh, and one other thing.
Unless you're going in support of another candidate, why not wear a Cohen for Congress T-shirt if you still have one from 2006 or 2008? Sidney won't care, and the Mayor will make a sarcastic remark or two, but so what? It wouldn't be a Picnic if he didn't, and everyone shows up anyway!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Of course, there used to be about 30 small schools all over this county back years ago. The compromise, over a particular contentious period of time split the county into fragments, was keeping four schools open and closing two. The two schools that closed in very small towns has impacted those communities.
Now as we fast forward 17 years into the future, the lines continue to blur. Brumment brings up something that has always happened. More highly populated areas are obviously going to get money from the federal and state governments. That’s a reality and it is what it is and what it always has been.
But he writes about a plan from the Delta Regional Authority in Arkansas that cites there is a plan afoot putting emphasis on “quality of place” instead of the old adage of quality of life.
Friday, June 12, 2009
As for here, the puppies were scared enough to make a mess, but that was easily cleaned up and remedied by biscuits for all of them! Power just blinked here, nothing bad that I can see. I hope you are doing as well!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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Monday, June 08, 2009
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Next, the blues world lost its Queen on Wednesday with the passing of Koko Taylor at the age of 80. Taylor, born in Shelby County but whose career exploded in Chicago, made her last public appearance at last month's Blues Awards in Memphis. She had recently undergone surgery and passed due to complications. to remember her, what could be more appropriate than this clip of Wang Dang Doodle from 1967, with Little Walter backing her, thanks to the lovely Lauren for finding this: